Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly Israeli podcast in English. Naor and Eytan offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people here.
#221 - The Green Old Deal (Rabbi Yonatan Neril)
If you grew up in a religious or even a traditional Jewish home, this might sound familiar to you: It’s dinner time on Tuesday night and you served yourself way more food than you could eat. Seeing that you didn’t finish the food on your plate your mother reprimands you with those two words: “Bal Tashchit!”
“Bal Tashchit” is one of the 613 commandments in the old testament and it literally translates to “you shall not destroy” or “you shall not waste”. These two words are at the center of the Jewish debate on environmentalism.
Today we’re joined by Rabbi Yonatan Neril, co-author of Eco Bible, a publication on what the Bible says about ecology and creation care. We are happy to be joined by Rabbi Neril to talk about the environment, about climate change and about what nice Jewish Boys (and girls) should do to care for our planet.
#220 - Making The Most Out Of The Pandemic (Aki Avni)
Corona, it seems, is wreaking havoc throughout Israel, as we’re in the midst of a semi-lockdown, and the worst is yet to come. The theaters have been closed since winter, the movie industry is on hold, and thousands of artists, actors, producers and others from the entertainment industry, find themselves at a crossroads. Some choose to take the stimulus checks the government is sending, and keep their heads down. Others, take another approach.
If you grew up in Israel, there’s no way you haven’t heard of Aki Avi. Aki is one of the busiest, most talented actors in Israel. There isn’t an angle of Israeli culture where he didn’t leave his mark - theater, tv host, cinema, tv shows and even Hollywood - Avni’s career is simply breathtaking.
2NJB is happy to have Aki Avni on the show today, to talk about finding inspiration during pandemic times, the craft of acting, expressing your political views in Israel, and much more.
#219 - Monthly Recap: Two Nice Jewish Boys & One Never-ending US Election
Join us as we talk about the US elections, censorship by Israel’s Public Broadcasting Corporation and how to avoid getting caught being adulterous on camera (hint: don’t do it.)
#218 - 24 Hours To USA Elections - The Israeli Perspective (Oren Nahari)
Tomorrow is a big day for America, and naturally for the world. Many US citizens have already voted and many more will as the country faces the big decision - who will be the man to lead the free world for the next four years? Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
If Israelis were voting, the outcome would be definitive. In a recent poll held by i24News, 63% of Israelis said Trump would be a better president for Israel. Only 18.8% said the same about Biden.
Trump also represents a big divide in the American Jewish community: whereas most of American born Jews living in the States do not support Trump, the majority of Israeli-born Jews living in the States do.
So is Trump good for the Jews? Is he good for Israel? And, what will happen if Joe Biden wins tomorrow?
To discuss all of this, and much more, we are joined by Oren Nahari. We hosted Oren on the podcast almost 4 years ago to discuss Trump after 30 days in office. Oren is a legendary Israeli foreign affairs correspondent, an author, a sci-fi geek and an avid cat person. We are thrilled to have him on the show today.
#217 - Israel's Number One Communist (Dov Khenin)
Communist. Arab-lover. Tree-hugger. These are just a few of the nicknames his rivals use against him. He’s one of only a select few Jewish Israelis to have served as a Member of Knesset in a majority Arab party. He’s a proud communist who until recently had pictures of Che Guevara and Vladimir Lenin hanging in his parliamentary office. He’s an activist for socio-economic equality and environmental justice. HE is Dov Khenin.
All the descriptors we just mentioned probably either make your blood boil in rage or simmer with excitement but either way, this is bound to be an interesting conversation. And if you want to learn more, after you’re done with this episode, check out “Comrade Dov”, a recent documentary directed and produced by Barak Heyman, which tells the story of Dov Khenin.
We are thrilled to be joined by former Member of Knesset Dov Khenin today to talk about his recent resignation from political life, the documentary, his beliefs and the future of Israel.
To watch the movie, please email Info@heymannfilms.com
#216 - The Director Of Netflix's "Devil Next Door" (Yossi Bloch)
Back in November 2019, when the world was still a relatively normal place, and our biggest concern was which Ice Cream taste we should get on our midnight-munch-Wolt-Delivery (yes, wolt delivers ice cream in TLV) - anyway, last year, we had the distinct pleasure of having Yoram Sheftel on our podcast. Sheftel was one of the central characters (and what a character) of Netflix’s hit documentary series, The Devil Next Door, which depicted the incredible story of John Ivan Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk was a Ukranian-American, who was charged back in 1989 in Israel of being Ivan The Terrible - a sadist and cruel guard of Sobibor camp, during the Holocaust. The show was a phenomenal success, and was one of the pioneering Israeli TV documentary shows to be showcased on Netflix.
If you haven’t heard our episode with Sheftel, then once you’re done with this one, got check it out - it’s a must. Episode 167.
Today we’re joined by Yossi Bloch. Yossi is one of the busiest and most successful documentary filmmakers working in Israel currently. He co-created The Devil Next Door with Daniel Sivan, and coincidentally, he’s a fan of our Show!
So without further ado, Yossi Bloch.
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